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Hulk 181 Grail Call posted by STORMSHADOW_80

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A book I've dreamed of owning since I was a kid. :-)

 

It's been a little while since my last journal. I'm very proud to be able to add this book to my collection. It was one of those books I was feeling like it was becoming more and more out of my reach. Indeed when I got my ASM129 it was a choice between that book and a Hulk 181. As it turned out I'm very glad with how everything ended up falling into place. I got my ASM129 before the spike of the Daredevil season 2 announcements, and this year I was ecstatic for it to be able to bump up in grade.

 

When I first got back into collecting and heard about CGC books. I watched a lot of you tube videos of other peoples collections. A lot of people would say after they had been collecting for a while that they wanted to consolidate and be able to get a Hulk 181. I buried that in the back of my mind somewhere. I always told myself if I ever cam across a good deal on a 181 I would go for it. All the conventions I've been to buying a raw 181 from dealers wasn't worth it and almost always the condition wasn't that good.

 

A few years goes by. The majority of my CGC collecting has been books I submitted myself and I very seldom sold any as I was trying to build up my volume of graded books. I have a comic room at home where I have most of my books on display on ikea shelves. I had been at capacity for some time and only sold a few books here and there to fund more grading and signature series costs. Then one of my buddies online came across one of those huge basement collections and was helping the owner sell it. I told him to let me know if the 181 would be for sale. He did and I made an offer on it. I was thinking the grade was around a 7.5 maybe an 8.0. I even posted it on the spare my grade section. The general consensus was 8.0-8.5. Luckily I had the inventory of smaller books and a few bigger ones to sell real fast.

 

CCS did a fantastic job on my book! I was absolutely thrilled when it came back a 9.0!!! Now I am the proud owner of this book. Pretty cool as I got it from an original owner collection like most of my other big books. It really completes my current collection and ties in my bronze to copper to modern age books. I haven't been able to do much signature series books this year but it's all been worth it and I hope to do some more submissions next year.

 

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CONGRATS!!

 

I bet it feels great to showcase one of your dream books in your comic book display room! I always loved the way ASM 129 and Hulk 181 look when presented side-by-side! The bright yellow background coupled with the deep red background really pops and brings out two of the most grittiest and bad- comic book characters of all-time!

 

You have a solid 9.0, which will only continue to increase in value with time! You made a great investment and collecting acquisition!

 

Enjoy!

 

-Professor Pecora

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What a great story, and your copy looks sharp! Very happy for you my friend. I know I've been in your shoes before where there was a big book I wanted and like you I was able to sell some other books to pay for it. Smart decision to get this one, especially since it's one you've wanted for so long. Congrats!

 

Now...if we could only get Tnerb and Bagofleas to leave the dark side that is CBCS and rejoin the CGC family, that would be something! :)

 

 

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CONGRATS!!

 

I bet it feels great to showcase one of your dream books in your comic book display room! I always loved the way ASM 129 and Hulk 181 look when presented side-by-side! The bright yellow background coupled with the deep red background really pops and brings out two of the most grittiest and bad- comic book characters of all-time!

 

You have a solid 9.0, which will only continue to increase in value with time! You made a great investment and collecting acquisition!

 

Enjoy!

 

-Professor Pecora

Thank you Professor! I'm really happy to have a lot of the big bronze age books.It does look real nice next to ASM129 but I'm digging how it looks next to Wolverine 1. <a  href=IMG_4473_zps1dtrgrby.jpg' alt='IMG_4473_ Cheers
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What a great story, and your copy looks sharp! Very happy for you my friend. I know I've been in your shoes before where there was a big book I wanted and like you I was able to sell some other books to pay for it. Smart decision to get this one, especially since it's one you've wanted for so long. Congrats!

 

Now...if we could only get Tnerb and Bagofleas to leave the dark side that is CBCS and rejoin the CGC family, that would be something! :)

 

Thanks Bro! I'm very happy with this book.I'm going to work on getting some more X-Men books I need, but probably done going after any big keys for a little while.

 

It would be nice if those guys come back. Meanwhile we all just have to do our part to make the journals fun to read again.

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